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UPDATE from our friends at USICD: The CRPD markup and vote in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has been rescheduled for the ADA Anniversary date: Thursday, July 26th at 9:30 AM at the Dirksen Senate Office Building, G-50 on Capitol Hill. We need the room filled with advocates on Thursday, July 26th!
The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee will be holding a hearing on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) on Thursday, July 12, at 9:00 a.m. in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room G-50. This is an important treaty for our community and we need members of our community to write to their Senators urging them to ratify the CRPD.
On June 4, 2012, the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) led a number of organizations and consumer groups in submitting comments in response to a Public Notice issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on the accessibility of closed captioning controls on devices and equipment.
On June 5, 2012 the National Association of the Deaf, along with other consumer interest groups, testified before the U.S. Copyright Office asking that closed captions and audio descriptions be exempted from anti-circumvention measures under Copyright law.
June 19, 2012
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is proud of its active support for the #captionTHIS movement. A grassroots campaign energized by the deaf and hard of hearing community, #captionTHIS is pushing for 100% captioning for online video clips, programs and movies not shown on television.
The National Association for the Deaf (NAD) announces that South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard will be unable to attend the 51st Biennial NAD Conference on July 3 - 7, 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky.
On July 29, 2009, President Barack Obama signed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). At the present time, 153 countries have signed this international treaty recognizing the civil and human rights of people with disabilities. However, only 112 of these countries have taken the necessary step of ratification, which makes a country's participation